Ever since free agent starter Dallas Keuchel signed with the Atlanta Braves and not the Yankees, the Bronx Bombers suddenly felt like clear front-runners to acquire San Francisco Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner.
The Minnesota Twins, who need to better their rotation to solidify their World Series contender status, didn't seem to be in the hunt at first. But according to Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins and Giants are "moving closer" to a trade involving the postseason legend.
Wouldn't that be something? Minnesota hasn't been able to win in New York during October, but adding MadBum might do the trick, right?
If there is any truth to this, it's all still in the early stages anyway. The Giants are only going to move Bumgarner if they get exactly what they want, so expect a trade to go down in July closer to the deadline.